The impact of diabetes on perioperative patient outcomes after total hip and total knee arthroplasty in the United States.

@article{Bolognesi2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of diabetes on perioperative patient outcomes after total hip and total knee arthroplasty in the United States.},
  author={Michael Paul Bolognesi and Milford H. Marchant and Nicholas A. Viens and Chad E. Cook and Ricardo Pietrobon and Thomas Parker Vail},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 6 Suppl 1},
  pages={92-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have a higher likelihood of immediate, inpatient complications following primary and revision total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) than patients without DM. From 1988 to 2003, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample identified 751340 primary or revision THA or TKA patients. 64262 (8.55%) had DM. Comparisons of specific outcome measures between diabetic and nondiabetic cohorts were performed using… CONTINUE READING